3,692 ft
Distance
22 ft
Climb
-705 ft
Descent
00:16:08
Avg time

Airflow (Arbutus) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Harbourview
    Sooke, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Gap Jump, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #18082 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager
    CRD
  • OSM Way

A somewhat spicy route down the front side of Mt Manuel Quimper.
Head south from the summit, through rocky meadows then into the trees. A number of challenging rock slabs and step-downs will keep you on your toes. Rideable year round, with a couple of wet/snow sections in the winter months.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Airflow (Arbutus) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -683 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,101 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,784 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,784 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,101 ft
  • Grade
    -18.501%
  • Grade max
    -46.598%
  • Grade min
    18.795%
  • Distance climb
    281 ft
  • Distance down
    3,321 ft
  • Distance flat
    91 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:20
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Status:
on Aug 25, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to airflow-arbutus-16817 trailhead (48.419650, -123.658860)
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      Airflow (Arbutus) Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 25, 2020 @ 10:56pm
      Aug 25, 2020
      reporter
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 9:00am
      Aug 16, 2020
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 8:30am
      Aug 13, 2020
      Amazing trail, had a blast!
      May 23, 2020 @ 9:02am
      May 23, 2020
      Shout out to whoever is doing all the work on Airflow.
      May 20, 2020 @ 9:21am
      May 20, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 184 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 663 rides
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      Photos

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      18 |
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 2:47pm
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      Aug 13, 2020 @ 2:47pm
      Aug 13, 2020
      395 |
      Apr 13, 2018 @ 7:44am
      Apr 13, 2018
      204 |
      Aug 20, 2017 @ 9:21pm
      Aug 20, 2017

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      flag Chorton (Apr 1, 2018 at 16:20)
       This trail is actually called Arbutus trail and should be double black diamond rating. Very steep, narrow and juting rocks with super slick sections when wet. Fun but be careful.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jayacheess (Apr 21, 2019 at 14:02)
       'Somewhat spicy' is a good, though maybe understated description. The trail is steep, rocky, and absolutely awesome, but definitely a HARD black, by Whistler/Squamish standards, with plenty of arguably double black features / optional features. Probably best to avoid in the wet.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag mikewulder (May 25, 2019 at 17:43)
       Trail is Airflow. Here and elsewhere on the mtn CRD generically renamed trails without acknowledging history of the trails or how they came to be. Suppose is easier to rename than to build or maintain.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag horntoria (Jan 4, 2020 at 0:02)
       Trail is not called Arbutus, called Airflow as named by the original trail builder who put in the work many many years ago before bureaucracy took control
      [Reply]

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